Xavier Riddle and The Secret Museum: I Am Helen Keller/I Am Alexander Graham Bell

Xavier Riddle and The Secret Museum: I Am Helen Keller/I Am Alexander Graham Bell

Mon, 01/24/2022 - 6:00am - 6:30am

Helen Keller

Credit: Christopher Eliopoulos

Yadina becomes increasingly frustrated as she tries to read a book to Dr. Zoom, but has to keep stopping since it has words in it she doesn't know.

Learning to read is SO hard - she feels like she'll never be able to do it. Xavier knows just what his little sister needs....to the Secret Museum! Our heroes travel back in time to meet someone truly incredible, who had to overcome a whole lot to learn how to do just about anything: Helen Keller. Xavier Riddle and The Secret Museum: I Am Helen Keller/I Am Alexander Graham Bell airs Monday, January 24 at 6 a.m. and again at 4:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

This children's program is presented as part of Dialogue on Disability, a partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies designed to promote inclusion. 

Watching Helen first learn what words are, then how to read, and finally, how to speak, all in her own unique way inspires Yadina to go home and try to find her own way to learn to read. Because, as Helen shows her, there are many different ways to learn. Curriculum: "There are many different ways to learn" I am Alexander Graham Bell Losing his voice is frustrating enough for Brad, but it doesn't help matters when Xavier and Yadina do all the talking for him instead of trying to listen. To the Secret Museum! Brad takes his friends back in time to meet someone who worked his whole life to help people be heard: Alexander Graham Bell. Watching Alexander first help his deaf mother, then his whole school of deaf students, have their voices heard in any way they can, helps Xavier and Yadina realize that they should've tried harder to listen to Brad, even when they couldn't technically hear him. It's important to listen to everyone. 

Dialogue on Disability, an initiative founded by WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies in 2003, celebrates people with differing abilities and promotes a more inclusive community. Presenting a week’s worth of TV and radio specials, news reports, and interviews on WXXI’s daily talk show, Connections with Evan Dawson, the initiative is designed to encourage community discussion about the perspectives and abilities of people with physical, developmental, and intellectual disabilities. Dialogue on Disability runs January 24-30.

For a complete list of programs and other offerings, visit WXXI.org/dodDialogue on Disability is a partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies - in conjunction with the Herman and Margaret Schwartz Community Series. The initiative is supported by the Fred L. Emerson Foundation with additional support from The Golisano Foundation.

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